Do you feel frustrated waiting months to see clear nails while treating toenail fungus? Are you keeping your toes hidden due to missing, broken, or damaged nails? No more! Understandably, you want to show off your toes in summer sandals, but when it comes to fungal infections, you have to be careful about how you cover up. Using toenail polish as a quick fix can lead to more significant problems than you have now. It seems like such a small thing, but the struggle is real and you are certainly not alone! The embarrassment of ugly, yellow, or missing toenails is not what you should be thinking about when you slip on your sandals.


If you have unsightly fungal nails or toenails that are broken or damaged it’s time for you to get a Keryflex™ pedicure! Keryflex™ nails have been named one of the top ten innovations in podiatric care by Podiatry Today. Unlike regular artificial nails, Keryflex™ nails are specifically designed to adhere to and cover fungal nails (or nail beds) with a flexible, durable, attractive protective coating that can last up to eight weeks. You can even polish your nails as usual. It’s not recommended to receive laser treatment for nail fungus while wearing Keryflex™ nails. However, we can apply a new Keryflex™ nail immediately after laser treatment so your toes can look great while the treatment takes effect underneath.  


Regular nail polish can trap moisture under the nail plate, creating the perfect growth conditions for fungus – a warm, dark, moist environment. Keryflex™ creates a porous barrier, that not only avoids trapping moisture but also allows you to continue to apply medicine to continue making progress on your efforts. Keryflex™ can even be used in combination with regular nail polish, allowing you to protect your nail while letting you stylize how you want.


If you’ve spent all winter treating a nail fungus you know that getting fungus under control takes time and patience. Not only do you need to apply antifungal medication daily, but it’s recommended to leave the nail uncovered. Don’t risk throwing all of that hard work away by applying traditional nail polish! While Keryflex™ cannot cure an already deeply infected nail, it can protect the progress you’ve made and keep you progressing in your journey for beautiful fungus-free nails. 


If you are in search of solutions for your toenail fungus needs, we encourage you to find some time with one of our board-certified podiatrists! We can work with you to treat the source of the problem, removing damaged nails, filing down to a smooth finish, and implementing laser treatment to eliminate fungus underneath your nail plate. We can also inform you of all your options, including the use of Keryflex™ to get you ready for summer vacation. Even if you are missing a toenail due to fungus, damage, or injury, we can still help you explore options including building you an artificial toenail. No matter what your needs are, let’s find some time to discuss how we can help!


If you have peripheral vascular disease, arterial insufficiency, peripheral neuropathy, suspicious pigmented lesions on the nail, or ingrown toenails, you should not use Keryflex™ nail restoration. Additionally, pregnant or nursing individuals, as well as those who are known to be sensitive or allergic to any of its ingredients, should avoid using it. Always seek the advice of your podiatrist before receiving treatment.


Schedule an appointment with Aire Podiatry today to ensure that your toes are taken care of and let our experts set you up with the right treatment. If you are not sure if you have a fungal infection, keep an eye out for these symptoms and take these preventative steps. If you think that you may have an infection, find some time to come in and discuss treatment options with our doctor


Reduce your chances of developing a fungal infection:

  • – Use an anti-fungal spray on shoes to avoid fungus
  • – Get rid of old, non-rubber gardening and canvas shoes
  • – Switch socks once a day to reduce moisture
  • – Apply anti-fungal powder if you sweat a lot
  • – Clean bath mats weekly to prevent fungus growth


Not sure if you have a fungal nail infection?

  • – Nail discoloration (white, black, yellow, or green)
  • – Nail thickening and distortion 
  • – Pain or discomfort when using or placing pressure on the affected toe or finger.


If you think you may have a fungal infection schedule with one of our physicians today. Click here for easy online scheduling.